Lakers Nation News And Rumors Recap: L.A. Favoring Josh Jackson Over Lonzo...

Lakers Nation News And Rumors Recap: L.A. Favoring Josh Jackson Over Lonzo Ball?

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With less than two weeks to go to the NBA draft, rumors are swirling around the who the Lakers will select with the No. 2 pick. All signs are currently pointing to a two man race between UCLA’s Lonzo Ball and Kansas’ Josh Jackson.

Both worked out for the Lakers last week, and according to rumors, Ball looked “out of shape” in his trial run. Additionally, speculation is mounting that the Lakers will take Jackson over Ball after the Kansas forward canceled his workouts with the Celtics. Rumors also surfaced the Lakers had “promised” Jackson they would pick him.

Both are solid players, so the Lakers find themselves in a good spot, but drafting Jackson over Ball could save the Lakers some off-court drama when it comes to dealing with LaVar Ball.

For now, all we can do is wait and see what Magic and Co. have in store come draft night.

Lakers Nation News

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Lakers News: LaVar Ball Wants Lonzo, LiAngelo, & LaMelo Together In L.A.

Lakers News

NBA Draft: Lakers to work out De’Aaron Fox following reports of Ball’s poor conditioning – CBS Sports

Kentucky’s Isaac Humphries works out for Lakers, speaks highly of former teammate De’Aaron Fox – LA Times

NBA Draft: Dennis Smith Jr. enjoyed working out in group setting – OC Register

Josh Jackson cancels workout with Celtics, could go to the Lakers? – CBS Sports

Markelle Fultz Reportedly to Meet with Lakers Before 2017 NBA Draft – Bleacher Report

LaVar Ball: Lakers would be Lonzo Ball’s team, as they ‘really don’t have a leader’ – Yahoo! Sports

Lakers Rumors: Some Observers of Lonzo Ball’s Workout Felt He Was out of Shape – Bleacher Report

NBA News

NBA Finals: Warriors oust Cavs in Game 5 to win championship; Durant named MVP – CBS Sports

NBA Rumors: Jrue Holiday, George Hill, Jeff Teague Linked to Timberwolves – Bleacher Report

Rumor Central: Dwyane Wade has ‘positive’ meeting with Bulls – ESPN

Golden State Warriors Ride Kevin Durant to the N.B.A. Championship – NY Times

Disgraced Former NBA Ref Tim Donaghy Has A Finals Officiating Conspiracy Theory – UPROXX

Vegas to offer prop bets on NBA draft for first time – ESPN

Ex-NBA player Sebastian Telfair arrested with guns, semiautomatic rifle, ammunition and marijuana in his truck – Washington Post

Competition committee lays out rest guidelines for NBA teams – ESPN